Anatomopathological findings in hangings: a retrospective autopsy study


Kurtulus A., DEMİRCİ G. N., Boz B., Acar K.

MEDICINE SCIENCE AND THE LAW, vol.53, no.2, pp.80-84, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 53 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1258/msl.2012.012030
  • Journal Name: MEDICINE SCIENCE AND THE LAW
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.80-84
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Background: In this retrospective autopsy study, we aimed to review the anatomopathological findings observed in cases of hanging death for a five year period and to evaluate the role of contributing factors such as age, sex, type of hanging and localization of the ligature knot.